Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes 2016

Domaine de la Janasse is a benchmark estate in Chateauneuf du pape making one of the top wines in every vintage. Vielles Vignes is the flagship wine of the Domaine coming from four different plots. The wine is impressive, complex, rich, intense and generous with freshness and silky tannin structure. Great ageing potential for decades. 

Details

Type: Red Producer: Domaine de la Janasse Appellation: Chateauneuf du Pape Vintage: 2016 Grape: 64% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre, 10% Syrah, 6% others Country: France Region: Southern Rhone Style: Rich and Intense Alcohol: 15% Content: 750ml Allergens: Contains Sulfite

(102,67€ / Liter)


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Awards and Reviews

97+ points Wine Advocate
Time will tell if this wine equals the stellar 2015; it's certainly very close in quality. The 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Vieilles Vignes is a blend of approximately 75% Grenache, 12% Mourvèdre, 8% Syrah and the rest other permitted varieties. Tarry and deep on the nose, it delivers waves of blackberries and black cherries on the palate, framing those flavors with plenty of richness, layers of silky tannins and a long, elegant finish. —by Joe Czerwinski
97 points Wine Spectator
This is packed with plum, raspberry and blackberry confiture flavors that are youthfully wound up, while warm stone, anise, bay leaf, garrigue and tar notes fill in throughout. Dense but juicy, with a long, smoldering feel on the finish. Best from 2020 through 2040
99 points Jeb Dunnuck